With companies seemingly turning their attention to lightweight releases in the past few years, I thought is would be pretty interesting to look at what the current average boot weight is, and how that compares with our expectations. Below you will find a compilation of the top 34 boots currently released on the market and their respective weights, with a summary of the overall results listed at the bottom of the page.
What boots are included?
To compile the numbers, only the top releases from each company currently on the US market is included. The idea here is to find out what the average weight is on all top releases – and from there, you can compare how the second or third tier boots rate against that number!
Why are second and third tier releases not included?
Companies focus their attention and technology on their primary release, and even though there is nothing wrong with the second and third tier releases, it would be unfair to include the weight of those boots in the average.
What does each weight represent?
Each boot listed shows the corresponding weight for a size 9US before they were used in testing. There might be some discrepancies in the numbers, but for the most part they are accurate.
Adidas (average = 7.9oz )
adiPure IV – 9.8oz | adiPure IV SL – 7.0oz | F50 adiZero – 6.0oz | F50 adiZero Prime – 5.1oz | adiPower Predator – 7.8oz | Copa Mundial – 11.7oz
Nike (average = 9.2oz )
CTR360 Maestri II – 10.8oz | Superfly III – 7.8oz | Vapor VII – 8oz | T90 Laser IV – 10oz | Tiempo Legend – 9.6oz
Puma (average = 8.3oz )
PWR-CT 1.12 – 10.4oz | V1.11 – 8.2oz | V1.11 SL – 5.3oz | King Finale – 9.2oz
Umbro (average = 9.8oz )
Geometra Pro – 10.2oz | Stealth 2 – 10.2oz | Speciali Pro – 9.2oz
Lotto (average = 9.7oz )
Stadio Primato – 9.6oz | Futura 100 – 9.8oz | Zhero Gravity Ultra – 9.4oz | Fuerzapura II – 10oz
Diadora (average = 10.1oz )
Kobra K – 10.4oz | Maracana – 9.4oz | Stile K – 10.6oz
Under Armour (average = 9.4oz )
Blur – 9.9oz | Create II – 8.6oz | Hydrastrike – 9.6oz
Asics (average = 8.9oz )
Lethal Tigreor – 9.6oz | Lethal Stats – 9.4oz | DS Light 5 – 7.8oz
Trinity 3E – 5.6oz | 1970 – 11.7oz
Total Fit – 9.4oz
Average Weight: 9.07oz
Number of Boots Included: 34
Heaviest Boot: 11.7oz (Pele 1970, Adidas Copa Mundial)
Lightest Boot: 5.1oz (Adidas adiZero Prime)
Median Weight: 9.5oz
There you have it – as it stands, we are looking at an average weight of 9.07oz per boot, which is slightly lower than I estimated before putting together the numbers. Having assessed all of the information, I think the Median score of 9.5oz gives a better understanding or comparison point when we look at the weight of new boots released on the market. Following along the current lightweight trend, I can see the average weight continue to drop over time, and probably pretty quickly too!
One final note: I am not endorsing or encouraging players to wear lighter boots – protection is a much needed attribute that players need to consider when looking at new boots.